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United States intelligence agency

Definitions of United States intelligence agency
  1. noun
    an intelligence service in the United States
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    CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
    an independent agency of the United States government responsible for collecting and coordinating intelligence and counterintelligence activities abroad in the national interest; headed by the Director of Central Intelligence under the supervision of the President and National Security Council
    DIA, Defense Intelligence Agency
    an intelligence agency of the United States in the Department of Defense; is responsible for providing intelligence in support of military planning and operations and weapons acquisition
    NRO, National Reconnaissance Office
    an intelligence agency in the United States Department of Defense that designs and builds and operates space reconnaissance systems to detect trouble spots worldwide and to monitor arms control agreements and environmental issues and to help plan military operations
    NSA, National Security Agency
    the United States cryptologic organization that coordinates and directs highly specialized activities to protect United States information systems and to produce foreign intelligence information
    SS, Secret Service, US Secret Service, USSS, United States Secret Service
    the United States intelligence agency that protects current and former presidents and vice presidents and their immediate families and protects distinguished foreign visitors; detects and apprehends counterfeiters; suppresses forgery of government securities and documents
    type of:
    intelligence, intelligence agency, intelligence service
    a unit responsible for gathering and interpreting information about an enemy
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